Public savings have been abysmally low in our country as the government has proved to be a major dissaver
Impact of integration with the global capital market on catching-up economies The impact of foreign capital inflows on emerging economies depends on the recipient country being a net saver or a net dissaver
(Feldstein and Horioka, 1980; Johnson, 2009).
Their prediction, cushioned by plenty of caveats about the sensitivity of very long-range forecasts, is that private pensions will move from a major contributor to national savings to a net dissaver
by roughly 2025.
Of course, government, especially the federal government, is actually a dissaver
, because it borrows.
Pakistan is one of the few developing countries where the Government is a net dissaver
Table 4 shows that the rural lowest income group is a net dissaver
Estimates in Equations (4) and (5) show that the public sector is a dissaver
sector of the economy.
In any year, some households are savers and others, especially retirees, are dissavers
that use past saving to finance current consumption.
Since the saving of younger savers is now high and the dissaving of the older dissavers
is low, the net saving rate is high.
5) In the mid 1970s, young adults who are net borrowers and the retired who are dissavers
dominated the economy, savings declined and interest rates rose.
With population growth there are more savers relative to dissavers
, so that the capital stock grows along with the labor force in steady state.